Basic Recipes

Herb garlic cheese

Now that spring has fully sprung. And the first rays of sunshine seduce me to sing cheesy summer songs at festivals where endless nights are a part of the line up and eating to much food is my thing..yes, problem number one. It made me realise though that I miss my French baguette with a thick layer of herb cheese. And while I’ll continue searching for the perfect gluten-free baguette, below my version of creamy boursin spread. The weather in Amsterdam is supposingly perfect for a picknick in the park. Guess what I’ll be doing tomorrow all day ☀️☀️.. Enjoy your weekend & this recipe 😃!


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Ingredients:
– 250 g firm tofu
– 80 g cashew nuts, soaked in boiled water for at least 10 minutes
– 2-3 big garlic cloves
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 5 tbsps apple vinegar
– 5 tbsps boiled water
– 85 coconut oil, melted
– 1 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped

extra needed: foodprocessor, measuring cups&spoons, scale, bowl, cling film
serves: several portions

Directions:
Cut the tofu into 4-5 slices.
Take 2 clean dishcloths, place the tofu slices in-between and squeeze out the as much moisture as possible.
Drain the cashew nuts and mix together with the tofu, garlic, salt, vinegar, water and coconut oil in a food processor.
Make sure it becomes a smooth mixture, don’t forget to scratch the sides and mix again.
It will take a few minutes to blend completely.
Lastly add the finely chopped chives and mix once again (by this time hand, not with the machine).
Cover a bowl with cling film and add the cheese mixture.
Press slightly and smooth evenly.
Cover the entire mixture with cling film and allow the cheese to harden for at least 8 hours.
Once cured, store in an airtight container in the fridge up to 2 weeks.